MathThematics Book I uses discovery-based problem solving in the study of such topics as sequences; points, lines, and rays; classifying triangles; rounding; order of operations; polygons; line symmetry; reducing fractions; using a part to find a whole; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals; Venn diagrams; metric and English length and mass; percent; line and bar […]
This course is an entry-level survey of the topics of the calculus of one variable. Skills and applications from both differential and integral calculus is covered. While emphasis is on skills, the theoretical foundations of the topics are also discussed. Applications include those standard to the course as well as those that the instructor feels […]
This course reviews basic mathematical skills needed for common practical problems that students may encounter in the business world. Topics include: financial record-keeping; unit cost comparisons; types of wage payments—deductions and benefits; taxes—personal, property, social security, and Medicare; personal loans; personal saving and investing options; insurance—auto, life, property, health, and disability; household and travel expenses; […]
This course will survey various mathematical contexts through the lens of everyday use. Topics may include carpentry, home budgeting, the mathematics of voting, the geometry of art, and automotive applications. Applied Math is offered for students who have not yet taken Algebra I or Algebra I Honors. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Algebra or permission of […]
Pre-Algebra bridges the gap between basic mathematical functions and algebraic thinking. The focus is on building a strong foundation as students prepare to move forward to Algebra I, Algebra 1 Honors, Applied Mathematics, or Business Math. Topics include evaluating expressions, fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, and introductory geometry. The main area of focus is solving one […]
Students in Algebra II Honors are expected to have very strong Algebra I skills, and, ideally, enjoy math. Excellent factoring skills are a must. Algebra II Honors is designed for advanced mathematics students to prepare them for STEM careers. Students are asked to think critically all the time by explaining, justifying, verifying, interpreting, drawing, and […]
Students enrolled in this course will study sequences, describing data using statistics, linear models and systems, and functions, relations, and transformations. Problem solving and group work will be a large portion of the course. This course is designed for students who wish to develop their mathematical intuition by seeing how math works in real-life situations. […]
Consumer Math is a small-group, highly-individualized class focusing on daily life skills such as balancing checkbooks, shopping for groceries, understanding product discounts, and managing expenses. Seniors have found this course especially helpful for practice in multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, and graph interpretation. Prerequisite: Placement in this course requires consultation with a school counselor and the […]
Algebraic thinking is the stepping stone to higher level mathematics. The course begins with a thorough review of the concepts essential to success in Algebra—the order of operations, operations with signed numbers, and the distributive property—and moves on to solving and graphing (both on paper and using calculators), linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. In […]
Math Concepts, Levels 1 or 2, is a small-group, highly-individualized class, with a curriculum designed for students who need specifically-designed instruction in the foundations of mathematics. Prerequisite: High School Students Only – Placement in this course requires consultation with a school counselor and the math department instructors.
This course provides preparation for calculus by detailed study of the elementary functions. Topics include a brief review of algebra, introduction to functions and their algebraic properties, and in-depth analysis of a variety of elementary functions. Trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and polynomial functions will be included, with other topics to be selected by the instructor. Prerequisite: […]
Geometry covers similarity, congruence, basic trigonometry, properties of geometric figures, transformations, and the geometry of solids. This course is discovery-based and focuses on applications.
The idea of the variable is central to the study of Algebra I Honors. Developing an understanding of how to use variable expressions, equations, and inequalities to represent the world around us, how to manipulate these expressions, and how to graph them are the underlying themes of the class. To this end, students enrolling in […]
MathThematics Book III builds on the discovery-based problem solving and critical thinking done in Books I and II, preparing students for Algebra I or Algebra I Honors. Topics include perimeter, area, volume; probability; proportions and percent; solving equations with fractions and decimals; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals; linear equations; Pythagorean Theorem; symmetry; […]
MathThematics Book II continues the series of discovery-based problem solving to study more topics such as line and bar graphs; sequences; exponents, squares and cubes; probability; order of operations; angles; coordinate graphing; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers; modeling functions, solving equations; prime factorization; adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, mixed numbers and decimals; factor […]
Statistical analysis is the basis of many areas of study. Most college-level students will study some level of statistics to prepare them for their future careers. This course will provide a good background preparation for that study. Students will learn about data collecting techniques, data analysis, measures of central tendency, and probability. Computer applications and […]